Dama in the D3 Wrap-Up

Dama in the D is an annual kendama event held in Wyandotte, Michigan by Glowfish Studios and the Downriver Kendama Team. Dama in the D3 took place at the Downriver Council for the Arts.
Below is the flyer with further details.
Sol Kendamas was one of sixteen sponsors that provided prizes for the event. We had three representatives attending the event from three different states. Kevin DeSoto, Sol Pro, flew from Las Vegas, Nevada to compete. Chad Covington, Sol Kendamas Owner, flew from Kentucky to compete. Aaron Mullins, Sol Flow Team Member, drove from Riverview, Michigan to hold it down for the locals. We also had the opportunity to vend at the event. Chad captured everything from the weekend of kendama in the video below. We hope you enjoy the video, and we hope to see you next year!

MKO Wrap-Up

minnesota kendama open 2015

The Sol Kendamas team found themselves at the 2015 Minnesota Kendama Open this year. It was incredible. It was the first time that our team got together (minus Aaron!) and jammed together. And yes, of course, we did manage to sneak some kendamas through the airport. 

Cal Nassar got to compete in his first ever free style competition, and it wasn't easy. He faced some of the free style legends: Dave Mateo, Thorkild May, and Jake Fischer. He made it through the first round, beating Kristian Aynedter at the judges' discretion. It was tough, and Cal wasn't able to take home the trophy, (congrats Jake!) but he clocked in some serious experience. He'll be ready for the next competition for sure.

Wesley Carkonen also showed up in the Open Division. Every big name was in the house, and the competition was intense. Wes made it into the top 32 of players, which is a great accomplishment. Joshua Groves ended up beating Wes in the next round, with nerves at an all time high. The young slayer is going to grow up ready to take all the titles.


On Saturday, we had the opportunity to release our new standard-sized ken-only options. You can find them online here. They're available for a limited time! Be sure to cop a new ken.

We're very thankful to have the opportunity to travel to Minnesota for the most epic kendama event of the year. Big ups to the guys at Sweets Kendamas, and of course, the man himself. Matt took good care of us. Thank you very much!

Sweets Kendamas

Here's to another year of dama!

Tacoma Takeover 2 Kendama Edit

Chad Covington, one of the two owners of Sol Kendamas, had the opportunity to attend Tacoma Takeover 2 on May 23, 2015. Sol Kendamas was a sponsor for the event and was one of multiple vendors from out of state. Chad filmed a few aspects of the event and created Tacoma Takeover 2 Kendama Edit. We had a great time this year and will definitely return for next year's event.